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Jeff Mason is a White House Correspondent for Reuters and the 2016-2017 president of the White House Correspondents’ Association. He was the lead Reuters correspondent for President Barack Obama's 2012 campaign and interviewed the president at the White House in 2015. Jeff has been based in Washington since 2008, when he covered the historic race between Obama, Hillary Clinton and John McCain. Jeff started his career in Frankfurt, Germany, where he covered the airline industry before moving to Brussels, Belgium, where he covered the European Union. He is a Colorado native, proud graduate of Northwestern University and former Fulbright scholar.

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Russian agency offers fake restaurant reviews ahead of World Cup

MOSCOW A Russian marketing agency has offered to help restaurants in cities hosting the soccer World Cup use fake reviews to bump up ratings on review site TripAdvisor, the agency's owner has confirmed.

15 May 2018

Eurochem aims to become major potash market player by 2020

MOSCOW Russia-focused fertilizer producer Eurochem plans to become a major potash market player by 2020 with a production capacity of 2 million tonnes, its Chief Financial Officer Andrey Ilyin told Reuters.

03 Apr 2018

Russian city with opposition mayor scraps mayoral elections

YEKATERINBURG/MOSCOW Lawmakers in Russia's fourth largest city Yekaterinburg voted to scrap direct mayoral elections on Tuesday, curtailing the political prospects of the incumbent who has been fiercely critical of the Kremlin and local authorities.

15 Mar 2018

Putin rides 'Russia First' wave towards election victory

MOSCOW/YEKATERINBURG, Russia Russian voters are set to propel Vladimir Putin to another term as president in an election on Sunday, giving him credit for standing up for Russia against Western governments that view him as a dangerous autocrat.

21 Dec 2017

White, mouldy and French: Russia's response to sanctions goes gourmet

VERKHNAYA PYSHMA/YEKATERINBURG, Russia One thousand French goats have found a new home in Russia's Ural mountains as a local company bets on producing European-style cheeses no longer available for import.

30 Oct 2017

TMK's U.S. arm sees 2018 pipe shipments back to pre-oil slump levels

The U.S. subsidiary of TMK, Russia's largest maker of steel pipes for the oil and gas industry, sees shipments next year returning to the levels of before the recent slump in oil prices, its chief executive told Reuters.

30 Oct 2017

INTERVIEW-TMK's U.S. arm sees 2018 pipe shipments back to pre-oil slump levels

Oct 30 The U.S. subsidiary of TMK, Russia's largest maker of steel pipes for the oil and gas industry, sees shipments next year returning to the levels of before the recent slump in oil prices, its chief executive told Reuters.

11 May 2017

Russian who played Pokemon Go in church avoids jail term

YEKATERINBURG, Russia A Russian court on Thursday gave a suspended three and a half year jail sentence to a blogger who was detained after he played the Pokemon Go video game inside a Russian Orthodox church last year.

27 Mar 2017

Russian police detain opposition leader, hundreds of protesters

MOSCOW/YEKATERINBURG, Russia Police detained hundreds of protesters across Russia on Sunday, including opposition leader Alexei Navalny, after thousands took to the streets to demonstrate against corruption and demand the resignation of Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev. | Video

12 Apr 2016

People's resilience helps Russia dodge deeper crisis

MIASS, Russia In Russia's industrial heartland, people are finding ways to cope with an economic crisis that has stretched household budgets to breaking point.

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